God, guns… and chainsaws: meet the ‘Mini-Trump’ candidates hoping to storm the US midterm elections 

Their campaign adverts feature pledges of undying loyalty to Donald Trump, commitments to save America from socialism, and even lessons for their kids on how to build walls.

From the candidate promising to round up illegal immigrants in his own truck, to the one who dressed his toddler in a Make America Great Again onesie, they have echoed, and amplified, Mr Trump’s rhetoric on every issue.

The Republican primary season earlier this year, when these candidates were selected, demonstrated Mr Trump’s tightening stranglehold on the party, with politicians in his image being chosen over more established, moderate figures.

Going into the mid-term elections those firebrand "Trump mini-mes" will carry…

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